Comcast Cl A (CMCSA) Share Value Declined While Carret Asset Management Lowered Its Stake; Liberty Ppty Tr Sh Ben Int (LPT) Share Value Declined While Kempen Capital Management Has Decreased by $564,160 Its Stake

April 20, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Carret Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Comcast Corp Cl A (CMCSA) by 19.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carret Asset Management Llc sold 45,816 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 190,126 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.62M, down from 235,942 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carret Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Comcast Corp Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $154.78 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.155 during the last trading session, reaching $33.325. About 11.44 million shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has declined 11.10% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.65% the S&P500.

Kempen Capital Management decreased its stake in Liberty Ppty Tr Sh Ben Int (LPT) by 16.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kempen Capital Management sold 13,120 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 64,329 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.77 million, down from 77,449 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kempen Capital Management who had been investing in Liberty Ppty Tr Sh Ben Int for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.96B market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $39.47. About 461,673 shares traded. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) has risen 2.99% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.56% the S&P500.

Analysts await Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to report earnings on April, 25 before the open. They expect $0.59 EPS, up 11.32% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.53 per share. CMCSA’s profit will be $2.74B for 14.12 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual EPS reported by Comcast Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.41% EPS growth.

Among 32 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 82 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, September 12 to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Monday, October 24 to “Outperform”. UBS maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Thursday, March 22. UBS has “Buy” rating and $47 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by HSBC on Thursday, January 19. Pivotal Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $74 target in Thursday, December 17 report. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 28 by Bank of America. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by Nomura. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of CMCSA in report on Wednesday, October 4 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $62.55 million activity. The insider BLOCK ARTHUR R sold $224,575. The insider BURKE STEPHEN B sold 190,756 shares worth $8.11M. $4.84M worth of stock was sold by WATSON DAVID N on Tuesday, March 6. $67,320 worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) was sold by Murdock Daniel C..

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 75 investors sold CMCSA shares while 544 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 455 raised stakes. 3.66 billion shares or 0.28% more from 3.65 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Endowment Management LP stated it has 9,340 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Moreover, Fairview Investment Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 6,074 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Limited holds 0.71% or 4,240 shares. Gw Henssler And Associates Ltd holds 6,486 shares. Alexandria Capital Limited Co holds 1.49% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 256,581 shares. Greystone Inv Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 108,155 shares. Novare Cap Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 1.32% or 194,075 shares. Country Club Trust Na reported 7,769 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio invested in 3.34 million shares. Gideon Cap Advsr Inc has 0.51% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 14,440 shares. Train Babcock Advisors Limited Liability Corp accumulated 5,036 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers owns 8.28M shares for 0.67% of their portfolio. Inv Mngmt Of Virginia Limited Liability holds 0.29% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 30,940 shares. Cannell Peter B And Comm holds 0.93% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 674,969 shares. Becker Mgmt has 14,207 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

Kempen Capital Management, which manages about $1.26B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Invitation Homes Inc Com by 29,800 shares to 56,647 shares, valued at $1.34M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Sk Telecom Ltd Sponsored Adr (NYSE:SKM) by 225,550 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.12M shares, and has risen its stake in U S Silica Hldgs Inc Com (NYSE:SLCA).

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